Go-To Lenses under $1,500 – Zooms

In this category, we list some of the “classics”. The holy trinity for mirrorless and DSLR shooters (16-35mm / 24-70mm / 70-200mm) for example, as well as a number of other decent zoom lenses.

However, keep in mind that you often don’t get the best-in-class versions of these lenses in this price range, yet if you need the range without the bulk and price tag, you’ll find a good selection here.

Again, don’t expect top quality with all the boxes ticked in terms of image quality and performance, hence the “High-End” category. But with a couple of lenses from this list, you’ll be well equipped for most shooting scenarios without compromising too much.